Highlights: Karnataka reports 523 new Covid-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Updated on Feb 28, 2021 12:01 AM IST

The global tally of Covid-19 cases is at over 113 million while the related death toll is in excess of 2.5 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

India's Covid-19 tally is second-highest globally, after that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil's.
India's Covid-19 tally is second-highest globally, after that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil's.

India's tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 11,079,979 as the Ministry of home affairs extended Covid-19 related guidelines across the country till March 31. On Saturday morning, the Ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said that there were 16,488 new Covid-19 infections across the country in the last 24 hours, taking its infection tally to the current figures. India's Covid-19 tally is second-highest globally, after that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil's. Its death toll is the fourth-highest, following those of the US, Brazil and Mexico respectively.

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Maharashtra, which has been the epicentre of the recent surge in India's Covid-19 cases, on Friday recorded more than 8,000 new infections for third consecutive day. Its capital, Mumbai, too, once again saw more than 1,000 new cases. Kerala, another state flagged as an area of concern by the health ministry, logged more than 3,600 new cases. The southern state has also said that it will provide free RT-PCR test for all its returning expatriates. Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally is the highest in the country, followed by that of Kerala.

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